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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Confession by Nicholas Antony Parisi tells the true story of the "King of Bootleggers" Murder. The story of two mob families fighting each other for control and the murder of the "king of bootleggers" took the world by storm. Told by a member of the Parisi family, the whole sordid story is laid bare, including the murderous, corrupt journey of the mob's rise in Springfield, Massachusetts, during Prohibition. Lots of details are brought to light in this gripping account as you learn about how the King of Bootleggers was gunned down, one of the biggest trials in history, and plenty more gruesome details. This is a sensational story, brutal and bloody, but a true account of one of the biggest murders in mob history.
Confession: "King of Bootleggers" Murder by Nicholas Antony Parisi is one of the most gripping true crime stories I have ever read. Be warned: it is not for the faint-hearted. It is graphic in its detail and brings to light the horrors of mob life, the corruption within the mob families and on the outside, and the fascinating trial with a surprise request from the jury. This book will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish as Nicholas Parisi takes you behind the scenes, delving deep into his family history and offering never-before-heard details that shed light on a time most of us know nothing about. All the names are real, and all the details come from newspaper archives, trial documents, conversations with family members, and even the diary written by the alleged murderer. This is one story that will stay with you for a long time after you've finished reading it, and I highly recommend it for true crime aficionados and fans of mob thrillers.